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Airfer Cronos paramotor chassis

Airfer Cronos paramotor chassis

Spanish firm Airfer have released a new paramotor chassis, called the Cronos. It is built from hardened aluminium, and the laser-cut parts are screwed together and easily replaceable.  The Cronos comes with Airfer’s own Comfort harness, and can be fitted with the following engines: Cors-Air Black-Bull, M25Y, Vittorazi Moster 185 Plus, Fly 100 Evo2, any of the Polini range, H & […]





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Twenty-Five Ways to Fly Better: Now on Kindle and Kobo

Twenty-Five Ways to Fly Better: Now on Kindle and Kobo

Twenty Five Ways to Fly Better, Volume 1 is now available as an eBook on Kindle and Kobo. It is the digital version of the best-selling print book 50 Ways to Fly Better by Bruce Goldsmith and friends. Published in late 2013, 50 Ways has since been translated into six languages and sold around the […]





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Karmaflights in Nepal – Donate now

Karmaflights in Nepal – Donate now

Donate to the Karma Flights Earthquake Relief Fund Paraglider pilots in Nepal are appealing for donations to help victims of the earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. Isabella Messenger, a tandem pilot who lives in Pokhara, is coordinating a local relief effort that is helping victims in remote villages close to the famous […]





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ITV Fury 2 comp wing (PPG)

ITV Fury 2 comp wing (PPG)

ITV’s new Fury 2 is a competition paramotor wing for experts. It has been DGAC certified in two sizes, 17 and 18m2. Originally designed as a slalom wing, like the original Fury, ITV say the Fury 2 has demonstrated such solidity in turbulence and low fuel consumption that it is developing a reputation as a multi-purpose competition […]





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Turnpoint InCross 100 / 120 reserves

Turnpoint InCross 100 / 120 reserves

German company Turnpoint have added the InCross 100 and InCross 120 to their range of parachutes. The InCross 100 and 120 models are based on the Team Five Orange Cross, but Turnpoint have added packing loops and a different container to facilitate packing and quick opening, and to reduce the risk of the parachute getting caught in the […]





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World PG (tandem) record for triangle distance

World PG (tandem) record for triangle distance

Belgian pilot Laurent Faniel flew a 127.1km FAI triangle on his tandem Nervures Diamir ForTwo from Allevard, France, on 21 April 2015. The flight took 7 hours at an average speed of 18.5km/h, and is one of 212 cross-country flights recorded in the French league that day – a Tuesday! If ratified by the FAI, this will […]





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Green twins break tandem paramotor altitude record

Green twins break tandem paramotor altitude record

Ant and Tim Green successfully flew tandem paramotors to over 5,000m above Mont Blanc, on 22 April 2015. If ratified by the FAI, they will have achieved a paramotor tandem altitude record. The two paramotors, piloted by the twins and with passengers Eliot Nochez and Pierre-Emilio Medina, took off from the glacier below the Aiguille du Midi and […]





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Tandem paramotor speed-to-3,000m record

Tandem paramotor speed-to-3,000m record

Karen and Jason Skinner broke the paramotor tandem speed-to-climb-to-3000m record on 21 April 2015, making a height gain of 3,000m in 40 minutes.  If ratified by the FAI, this beats Mick Roche and passenger’s previous record by around 8 minutes. karen flies for Niviuk and PAP teams, and was flying the Polini PAP Thor 250 under a Niviuk […]





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Dudek Nucleon XX reflex wing

Dudek Nucleon XX reflex wing

A new reflex paraglider for “cross-country pilots, competitors and weekend sightseers” has been released by Dudek: the Nucleon XX. They say it is stable, safe and agile. Dudek say that Flexi Edge technology and a sharknose profile mean the Nucleon XX have improved the leading-edge aerodynamics, offering collapse-resistance and an easier launch. The canopy has also shrunk, the […]





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StreamPack:  Wireless transmitter for GoPros

StreamPack: Wireless transmitter for GoPros

StreamPack is a plug-and-play wireless video transmitter that can stream video in real time to a monitor with 5.8Ghz receiver, from up to 200 metres.  It has an inbuilt lithium batery and can operate for up to four hours, recharging in 90 minutes. StreamPack works with GoPro3/3+ and all GoPro 4 versions, and retails for $100 from Bestable.com • […]





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French Alps Vol-biv adventure: open to pilots

French Alps Vol-biv adventure: open to pilots

Vol-bivouac specialists Antoine Laurens and Eddie Colfox of Himalayan Sky Safaris are looking for pilots to join their vol-biv expeditions in the French Alps in May 2015. Two fully-supported (there-and-back) vol-biv adventures are planned, from the Mediterranean to the heart of the French Alps. The trips are open to pilots who are proficient thermallers. The plan is to start in […]





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U-Turn Redout: EN C / D freeride wing

U-Turn Redout: EN C / D freeride wing

U-Turn say their new Redout, a wing which combines freestyle elements with performance, belongs in a category that they would best describe as ‘freeride. A sporty and dynamic wing, they say the Redout also has outstanding glide and thermals very efficiently, making it a real crossover wing, as perfect for soaring as for acro training as for thermalling. It was designed for “dynamic flying […]





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Film: Paramotoring over crop circles

Film: Paramotoring over crop circles

Mathieu Rouanet, Emilia Plak and Ronan Chollou took their paramotors to the mystery-enshrouded town that is Glastonbury in the UK, to fly above and wonder at the strange phenomena that are crop circles.  Their ‘Road & Fly movie: 7000 years in 7 days’ documents their aerial wanderings. The trailer is above, and you can download it here for €2.99, or buy […]





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Nova XC Cup cross-country competition

Nova XC Cup cross-country competition

Nova are running an in-house cross-country competition, the XC Cup,  for pilots of Nova wings, with a brand new harness for the winner of each class. The classes are the wing types, so Prion, Ion, Mentor and Triton, and older-generation wings count as well as new ones. All pilots have to do to take part is […]





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Synergy self-assembly paramotor frames

Synergy self-assembly paramotor frames

Synergy’s paramotor frames store the fuel inside the frame itself, eliminating the need for an external fuel tank and pipes. This also serves to raise the centre of gravity, making the paramotor safer and easier to carry, say Synergy. The frames, which weigh around 2.5kg, can be broken down into six parts for easy transport in a […]





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Soloshot 2 automatic tripod

Soloshot 2 automatic tripod

American company Soloshot have developed and produced an automatic camera tripod, which can capture perfect third-person footage without a cameraman. The recently released Soloshot 2 is the updated model, and it is capable of a tracking a special armband tag up to 600m away at speeds of 300km/h, rotating through 360 degrees and automatically tilting the camera to keep the […]





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Lightweight Helix propeller

Lightweight Helix propeller

Helix say their lightweight H30F -ES double-bladed propeller is 20% lighter than the standard version, and has been lightened without sacrificing durability or robustness. The company add that they delayed following the trend for ever-lighter equipment until they could release something they were confident would uphold their reputation for absolute precision, reproducibility and reliability. They say the […]





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Flytec Connect 1 smartvario

Flytec Connect 1 smartvario

Flytec unveiled their Connect 1 smartvario at the 2015 Thermik show in Germany. It has a touch screen and a range of sensors and connectivity options. The first 100 ‘basic’ units were sold to testers at a special price in March. The test team are feeding back their thoughts to Flytec, who will steer the instrument’s development […]





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Apco First III basic / lightweight harness

Apco First III basic / lightweight harness

Apco have been making the First starter harness for 20 years now, and the latest mark III incarnation now has quick-lock buckles and an improved webbing system. It is designed for first flights and popular with schools, and so has been built to withstand the rigours of training, yet is light too at just a smidge over 2kg, with a large […]





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El Speedo Wanaka 2 harness

El Speedo Wanaka 2 harness

Czech firm El Speedo have released the new Wanaka 2 paragliding harness, which has a semi-solid seat plate that the company say  almost ‘wraps itself’ round the pilot, making for a comfortable and secure ride. It’s named after one of the company’s favourite flying locations, and is based on the successful Chogori pod harness, having a similar […]





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